Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tenth letter (?) of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English i (with the sound of y). Its numerical value is X.

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  • noun Eye dialect spelling of yard.
  • noun Alternative form of yodh.
  • noun phonetics A palatal approximant.

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Examples

  • It must not by any means let pass that in Shemoth Rabba; "'He smote the rock, and the waters gushed out,' Psalm 78: 20, but the word yod-zayin-vav-bet - yod signifies nothing else but blood; as it is said, 'The woman that hath an issue of blood upon her,' Leviticus 15: 20.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • A yod is a triangle formed by three aspects of your chart, i.e. positions in the sky of certain stars and planets at your birth.

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  • The "yod" (of the future) applies to the conception.

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  • It is a variant of 'yod' or 'yede,' from A.S. eode, I went.

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  • The difference between the letters "yod" and "vav" is a tiny half a millimeter length of stroke.

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  • Regarding 3), we should be clear that "wh" is [w] for the large majority of American speakers as well as basically all other non-Scotsmen. 4) is referred to as yod-dropping and is indeed well-entrenched in most American forms; it occurs regularly after alveolar and post-alveolar consonants.

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  • Regarding 3), we should be clear that "wh" is [w] for the large majority of American speakers as well as basically all other non-Scotsmen. 4) is referred to as yod-dropping and is indeed well-entrenched in most American forms; it occurs regularly after alveolar and post-alveolar consonants.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Regarding 3), we should be clear that "wh" is [w] for the large majority of American speakers as well as basically all other non-Scotsmen. 4) is referred to as yod-dropping and is indeed well-entrenched in most American forms; it occurs regularly after alveolar and post-alveolar consonants.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The tenth letter, yod H, was 10, after which each letter went up in tens and on reaching 100 went up in hundreds.

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  • So I've tentatively extrapolated that gamma, delta, iota, chi, and rho are *cemla (cf. gimel), *talta (cf. daleth), *eiata (cf. yod), *χei and *rusa (cf. resh).

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